Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Native Studies, Faculty of Arts

The John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University hosts the largest collection of North American Indigenous literature in Canada. As well, the Department of Native Studies at Brandon University is proud to be the home of The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, an important peer-reviewed academic publication.

Brandon University invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment in the Department of Native Studies. The successful candidate will be required to teach introductory courses as well as senior-level undergraduate courses in any three of the following areas: Indigenous Education; Indigenous History; Indigenous Law and Justice; Indigenous Literature; Indigenous Research Methodology and Critical Race Theory; and Indigenous Politics and Social Policy. Experience in editorial work will be considered an asset.

Applicants must have an active research and publication program and demonstrated excellence in teaching or clear evidence of potential in both areas. As well, they should be willing to participate collegially in the life of the department and to engage in service activities within the university and the wider community.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Native (Indigenous) Studies or in another relevant discipline. ABD applicants near completion prior to the start date of the appointment will also be considered.

Start Date:  July 1, 2019

Rank and Salary:  Assistant or Associate Professor, salary as per Brandon University’s Faculty Association Collective Agreement

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019

Applicants must provide a cover letter; a curriculum vita; a writing sample (published or unpublished chapter or article); a teaching dossier that includes sample course outlines, student course evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy; and proof of citizenship status. It is strongly preferred that all these materials be shared in one PDF document. In addition, applicants should arrange for transcripts and for three confidential letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to Dr. Demetres Tryphonopoulos, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Brandon University at NSSearch@BrandonU.CA .

Brandon University has campuses located on Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territories. These campuses are in Manitoba, on the traditional homelands of the Dakota, Anishinabek, Métis, Cree, Anishininew, and Dené peoples.


Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, please advise of any accessibility needs by contacting the Human Resources office at (204)727-9782 or posting is available in an alternate format.

Issued: November 28 2018